Now, he seemed determined that the Natives should know that Spain would not tolerate such violence, whether or not the violence had been justified by the actions of the Spanish garrison in his absence. Near here, where some gold was thought to be located, a settlement began. Meanwhile, Columbus led an armed expedition into the interior, searching for a source of gold. There was no gold found. However, a fort was established in the interior.
These differences were also smaller details under the larger ideas of barbarianism, new cultures, and the even bigger idea of inhumanity. The Spanish saw the Native Americans as slaves because they showed to be hard laborers and gave into the Spanish power. The Native Americans had a natural knack for manual tasks, so much that most Spaniards compared them to insects because both insects and Native Americans could do certain tasks that normal humans, such as high class Spaniards, could not. The Spaniards would never do such work as they believed that work was meant for slaves. When the Spanish took over the Aztec capital city, Sepúlveda remarks of how the Native Americans were “oppressed and fearful at the beginning.” The Native Americans were seen as weak willed, for they barely resisted the conquest of their homes.
Doc. #1 Description: The Dutch city of Ghent in nearly its entirety revolted against the taxes which were forced upon them. Analysis: Because “His Majesty” King Philip of Spain refused to settle on soldiers rather than money and threatened the Dutch, a tax revolt broke out. If Philip had settled for men for the army (which the money was going toward) then there would have been fewer problems and tensions between him and the Dutch Doc. #4 Description: A Dutch prince stands against the Spanish cruelty with a declaration directed toward his subjects.
The lord protector wished to spread Protestantism and a war between Protestant nations was against his ideals. As a result of the treaty, he secured English commerce and prevented the restoration of the Stuarts by the aid of the Dutch or any other foreign country. Cromwell’s aspiration to expand England’s possessions overseas and extend English commerce suffered a temporary setback. He launched an expedition against the Spanish Islands to attack Hispaniola. Due to the poor preparations of the troops, the attack was a complete failure.
He was finally able to go to Spain where Ferdinand and Isabella sponsored him to go and spread Christianity. He found the New World and treated the ‘Indians’ horribly. ‘Indians’ (AKA Native Americans): These people lived in the Caribbean. When the Spanish arrived, they were treated poorly. Said to have been bare naked, these peaceful, timid people were mistaken for the natives of India by Columbus and got their nickname as ‘Indians’.
While on conquest, he witnessed the atrocity and brutality towards the Indians. This inhumane treatment led him to Spain to seek better treatment towards them. Las Casas sought better methods for Spanish conquest, with the support of the emperor, Charles V, he built a new colony that consisted of the Spaniards and the Indians, but his attempt failed. This failure didn’t stop Las Casas from doing religious services. In 1523, he moves to Santo Domingo where he produced his great
They were also infected by the diseases that the Spaniards were immune to. He showed not on ounce of respect for the Native American people. This is why Columbus is a villain. General Summary of why stating there are __ reasons that will be discussed (History of religion prior to Columbus) After Columbus learned the religion of Native Americans they were threatened to either change their religion or to be annihilated. He forced
Turner hesitates to mention anyone in his essay who is not male or Germanic or at least European, leaving out huge demographics of people who heavily influenced the West. The lack of recognition for the people who actually built the country, with or without choice, is detrimental to history and representation later on in America. The Europeans that came to America had very oppressive laws of property which they carried over with them. The Natives who had been living there for years had a very different concept of property; many believed that the land was gifted to everyone and no one person could own any part of that land. However, the Europeans refused this idea and saw this as an opportunity to take whatever they wanted.
When the Europeans began settling in the new land many cultural differences began to arise. Consequently, this left the English settlers and the natives with fear and confusion. The natives of the new land had never seen anything like the Europeans; they had white skin, huge ships, dressed differently, and they had many different weapons. Christopher Columbus in his narrative, Report of the First Voyage, described them as “timid beyond cure” (“Report of the First Voyage” 18). He also stated that when he would men ashore to contact the natives “people without number have come to them, and as soon as they saw them coming, they fled; even a father would not stay for his son” (“Report of the First Voyage” 18).
The Natives did not trust the English, so they were hesitant about trading. In August, 1609, “Of 120 men stationed near the falls, the Indians kill “neere halfe”.”(Fausz 63). The Natives attacked the English because they did not like how the English treated them. “Of 100 men at Nansemond, Indians kill 50”(Fausz 63). The colonists learned not to mess with the Native Americans after these
Las Casas was finally convinced that all the actions of the Spanish in the New World had been illegal and that they constituted a great injustice. He made up his mind to give up his slaves and encomienda, and started to preach that other colonists should do the same. When his preaching met with resistance, he realized that he would have to go to Spain to fight there against the enslavement and abuse of the native people. Aided by Pedro de Córdoba and accompanied by Antonio de Montesinos, he left for Spain in September 1515, arriving in Seville in November same year. Las Casas`s work provoked heated debate in Spain and initiated reforms designed to bring greater “love and moderation” to Spanish-Indians relationships.